Guests partied like a rock star at The Pavilion Partners Pre-Concert Dinner & Fundraiser held Sept. 17 prior to the KISS concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Guests enjoyed a night of classic rock music, mouth-watering eats and hard-core fun while supporting educational outreach programs offered by The Pavilion, including Musical Scores, Children’s Festival and Fine Arts Education Day.
Tickets for the event included special reserved seating for the concert, VIP Club passes, hors d’oeuvres provided by Tommy Bahama and a fabulous steak dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse.
Guests got a chance to “Shout It Out Loud” during the live auction, bidding on items such as an autographed Sting guitar, a Houston Astros VIP ticket package, an overnight golf package at Whispering Pines, two exquisite jewelry pieces and font row pit tickets for the concert, raising $13,500. The silent auction included unique items and packages created just for this event including a KISS memorabilia package, a Houston Aeros ticket package, a unique guitar-shaped wine rack filled with specialty wines, an overnight Galveston getaway package, a spectacular downtown arts package, great dinner and wine packages, fantastic Woodlands “staycation” packages and more. The silent auction raised $8,400.
“The Pavilion Partners Pre-concert Dinner & Fundraiser is one of the best fundraisers we have all year. The event brings together groups of people from both inside and outside our community and introduces them to the arts programs at The Pavilion,” said Christine Scully, development director of The Pavilion. “We had some really unique auction packages to offer our guests, including a meet and greet with the evening’s entertainment. Tommy Bahama provided delicious appetizers and Outback Steakhouse a wonderful meal. We could not have done it without our volunteers, sponsors and guests and who came together to raise $25,000 to support educational programs at The Pavilion.”
For more information about The Pavilion Partners, call 281-210-1122 or send an email to [email protected].
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Launched in 1998, The Pavilion Partners is an important part of The Pavilion. Partners supports The Pavilion through fund-raising for the performing arts and educational outreach programs, as well as awarding fine arts scholarships each spring. In addition to their fund-raising efforts, The Pavilion Partners provides event volunteers for performances and programs at The Pavilion throughout the year.